Kansas State University Orchestra
Students from all majors are invited to audition for the Kansas State University Orchestra. The orchestra of nearly 80 students performs five concerts a year in McCain Auditorium under the leadership of Dr. David Littrell. The orchestra frequently collaborates with theatre, dance, and choir, and plays a mix of modern selections and classical favorites.
The CONCERTO CONTEST will be held Tuesday, November 14, 5:30 pm in Kirmser Hall. Winners will perform on the February 20, 2018 concert. There will be no Aria Contest this year because vocal students and faculty will be soloists for the December 5 Rodgers & Hammerstein concert.
- The KSU Orchestra Concerto Contest is open to any junior, senior or graduate KSU student who must be enrolled in applied music as a full-time student, and be a member of a large ensemble, during the 2017-2018 school year. Previous winners may not compete.
- An instrumentalist will play:  one movement from a large work for instrument and orchestra OR  a complete concerto or piece, if short, e.g., a Baroque concerto.
- Winners will perform on either the February 20 concert.
- Obtain application forms from Dr. Littrell’s door after November 6. Applications are due in Dr. Littrell's mailbox no later than Monday noon, November 13. Late entries will not be accepted.
- You must perform your music by memory for both the audition and the concert.
- You must check first with Dr. Littrell about the suitability of your selection.
- It is your responsibility to set up a rehearsal with Ms. Amanda Arrington or your pianist several days in advance of the contest—no last minute rehearsals as a courtesy to Ms. Arrington.